Monday, January 9, 2012

World of Science

world-of-scienceWorld of Science
Published at New Leaf Publishing Group

About the book

The World of Science explores God’s creation all around us, from the furthest star in the Universe to the smallest atom under our feet. Through six accessible sections, children will gain an understanding of the importance of science in our ever-changing world. This book brings a fresh and engaging approach to all aspects of the subject, while a final section of practical activities and experiments makes the application of science fun and enjoyable.

  • Over 800 illustrations and photographs
  • Includes over 60 science experiments
  • Ideal for home reference and school project work

My Thoughts

This book is part a reference book to learn how the scientists  have made their discoveries and part a teaching book as it guides you through easy experiments to understand what you have learned previously in the book.   There is no better learning process than doing an experiment yourself I find.    To see the face of the kids when they realize a scientific experiment is fabulous.   

In this book not only will you explore experiment but you will also learn more about about the scientists behind the discoveries as well.  The book is packed with images, photos, graphs and more to explain, demonstrate and illustrate the information found in it.   Here’s an idea of the table of contents for you;

  • Section 1  Matter and Chemicals – atoms, elements, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, melting/boiling, crystals, water, dissolving, chemical changes, acids/bases, metals, composites.
  • Section 2 Energy, Motion and Machines – measuring, converting, gravity, heat/cold, power, friction.
  • Section 3 Electricity and Magnetism – electrical, static, flowing, circuits, movement, communications, electronic machines, computers.
  • Section 4 Light and Sound – waves, high/low, loud/soft, reflected light, refracted light, detecting light, laser.
  • Section 5 Earth and life – rock cycle, volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, climate, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, coastlines, seas, oceans.
  • Section 6 Space and Time – exploration, orbit, magnetic Earth, inner planets, outer planets, sun, stars, galaxies, deep space, Universe.
  • Section 7 Science Experiments – plants and animals, chemistry, air and flight, water, sound, light, energy and forces, electricity and magnetism.

Essentially, you can see that you will get a high level information on various scientific subjects through the book.   It is a great way to learn basic information on something specific like high and low sounds for example.   I have an earring problem.  Some sounds I won’t hear properly like the beeping of the oven if I am on the 2nd floor or a friend speaking really fast in English (which is not my first language) for example.   I have been tested for this and eventually there is a possibility that I will need an hearing aid.   For now though, I have the habit of get the people repeat themselves if I need to catch something they have said.   At first my own kids were saying “forget it mom…”   but after I explained the problem to them now they make an effort of being careful when they speak to me.    But in the pages about high and low sounds as well as the pages about loud and soft sounds, I  learned more about the decibels and the hertz.    It was interesting to see how the ears work as well.  

This book is a great reference book to have in your homeschool setting.  It can give basic information on science in general and will be a great launching pad for your child if a specific subject of science grasp his/her attention.  

World of Science is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)